My first student has just finished his level one interactive video course and it was a big success. He received over three hours of video instruction and sent me ten videos of his work for critique. We communicated on messenger several times a day. It really was just like he was here.
I actually think that it is a better course for the student than being here. When I have students in class I can be a little laid back with the instruction sessions because if I forget something, they are right there and I can tell them. In the videos the students aren’t there so I do a better job of covering everything the first time. And then there is the bonus that they have the videos to go back to, not just their memories.
At a range of a few thousand miles Matt was able to achieve the same results that my “in shop” students have and he enjoyed it enough that I just sent him the materials package for level two.
Here are some pictures of the class.
Thanks for looking in,
The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.
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